Found July 25, 2013 on PensInitiative:
Before becoming Penguins player development coach Bill Guerin played a little bit of hockey.  And he played it very well.  For that USA Hockey has named him to their very own Hall of Fame. Go ahead, read the rest »

USHHoF Bill Guerin: The Intangible Difference by @ChicksDigHockey

` The Pittsburgh Penguins entered 2009 with some issues in their organization. The 2008 Eastern Conference Champions never really approached conference dominance that next season. Saturday, February 14 of ‘09 typified their short comings of the season. The Pens went up 2-0 in Toronto and looked like they were going to win with relative ease. Instead, they folded...

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils News & Notes: Guerin, Henrique & Free Agency

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! Thursday afternoon it was announced that Bill Guerin, who spent seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils, has been elected into the 2013 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class. Here are some notes on that was well as some other Devils topics: - First and foremost, I want to congratulate Guerin on the honor. He had a remarkable NHL career...

How Will Ray Emery Do In Philadelphia?

Paul Grant has been doing a series, looking at players and asking "Can you do that again?" Today he looks at Ray Emery, Why it will be tough to repeat: C'mon, a highly touted and capable goalie coming to the Flyers? How could that possibly go wrong? Plus, challenging for the No. 1 gig and actually being given the No. 1 gig to start the season are two different...

Is Bryzgalov Done In The NHL?

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, There are two numbers that reveal much about the future of Ilya Bryzgalov. The first is 23, as in the millions of dollars the Philadelphia Flyers are paying him not to play for them. The second is 0, as in the number of goaltending jobs currently available in the National Hockey League. Add ‘em up and the sum suggests that...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: McGinn Outlook

In a forgettable season for both the Philadelphia Flyers and its Adirondack Phantoms farm team, the play of left winger Tye McGinn was one of the few bright spots. McGinn quietly showed improvement from his rookie professional season, and he did not look out of place in 18 games with the big club. McGinn, who will turn 23 next Monday, is a classic late-blooming forward. Cut by...

Tim Panaccio: My Take on Couturier Deal

As bad a sophomore slump as Sean Couturier had this past season, that was no excuse to sign early as an RFA. Sure, RFAs have little leverage but his agent did him no favors on a two-year, $3.5 million extension with a modest bump in salary of $400,000. All this has achieved is that it makes Couturier that much more attractive in a trade and the FLyers will go into next season...

Report: Bryzgalov has offer from KHL expansion club

Ilya Bryzgalov reportedly has an offer to play for Admiral Vlaidvostok of the Kontinental Hockey League according to Russian news outlet Sport Express. Based on a Google translation of the piece Admiral’s president — longtime NHLer Alex Mogilny — says the ex-Flyers netminder has been invited to join his expansion club (Admiral will begin its first season of KHL play in 2013...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Ranking the Top 10 Playmakers in Flyers History

Ranking the Top 10 Playmakers in Flyers History Throughout their 46-year history, the Philadelphia Flyers have boasted some of the best setup men in the game. From early era puck wizard Andre Lacroix to current-day captain Claude Giroux, one thing the Flyers have rarely lacked is top-notch playmakers. On a cumulative statistical basis, the top 10 assist men in franchise history...

Pens, Bortuzzo Reach Deal

Not content to sit around idle until his projected August 1st arbitration date, the Penguins and defender Robert Bortuzzo have reached a deal that seems to make everyone happy. Bortuzzo and Dupuis Celebrate(Peter Diana/Post Gazette) Go ahead, read the rest »

Olympic camp snub final straw? Marc-Andre Fleury to see shrink

Marc-Andre Fleury’s fall from grace hit a new low this week. The once-highly touted netminder was left off Canada’s five-goalie invite list to participate in its August Olympic orientation camp. The snub may have been the straw to break the camel’s back seeing as Fleury is now committed to seeing a sports psychologist according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Goalie...

Nikolai Zherdev Will Be Playing For Lev Prague

via RIA Novosti, Russian former Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nikolai Zherdev has joined Lev Prague on a one-year deal, the Czech team announced Friday. Zherdev, 28, has been a free agent since June 20, when he was let go by Atlant Moscow Region, the team he has been playing for since his return from North America in 2011. "Nikolai talked to his family and specialists...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Thoughts on Laviolette Olympic Selection

Laviolette-Bylsma is a Non-Issue * Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette has been named an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. With all the predictable and inevitable focus on the interactions between Laviolette and head coach Dan Bylsma -- which will be a total non-issue -- there are more interesting stories the media has overlooked. The Sochi Games will...

The 2013 USA Hockey Hall of Fame Class

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Cindy Curley (Hudson, Mass.), Bill Guerin (Worcester, Mass.), Peter Karmanos, Jr. (Raleigh, N.C.), Ron Mason (East Lansing, Mich.) and Doug Weight (Warren, Mich.) have been selected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2013, USA Hockey announced today. The date and location of the induction event will be announced later this summer.

Not The Best Of Times For Marc-Andre Fleury

from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, First, his team shunned him. Now, his country. Could the entire world be next? “The Olympic thing, I'm not going to make too much of,” said Penguins general manager Ray Shero, busy with Team USA and not inclined to opine on Team Canada, which invited five goalies not named Fleury to its tryout camp. “But...

Ryan Wilson: Taking A Look At Some Of The Penguins Biggest Games In 13-14 Regular Season

Follow me on twitter Follow @GunnerStaal !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The NHL released its...
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